Can CD Projekt Recover from the Cyberpunk 2077 Disaster?

Can CD Projekt Recover from the Cyberpunk 2077 Disaster?

CD Projekt, based in Poland, is the developer and publisher of Cyberpunk 2077.  The company has been around for many years, but DFC Intelligence first became interested in them when they launched Good Old Games/GOG.com back in 2008. Good Old Games was designed as a digital distribution service for PC games along the lines of Steam.  The twist was they focused on older IP.  DFC did an analysis of the GOG and CD Projekt back .....
Microsoft Flight Simulator Highlights A Bold Microsoft Strategy

Microsoft Flight Simulator Highlights A Bold Microsoft Strategy

Much of the news about Microsoft’s plans for a new video game console system has come out this week.  What is clear is that Microsoft is focused on a service-based subscription model.  However, one of the best indications of where Microsoft is going may be Microsoft Flight Simulator which launched for PC in August. The Flight Simulator franchise has been around since 1982 when Microsoft was using it to promote IBM DOS-based PCs.  In 1996, the franchise moved to Windows.....
Microsoft Throws a Hail Mary with Xbox Series S

Microsoft Throws a Hail Mary with Xbox Series S

The rumors about a watered-down digital only version of the upcoming Microsoft Xbox Series X have been going on for quite some time. In the past few days the details about the system, originally known as Project Lockhart, started to catch fire. Finally, on Tuesday September 8, Microsoft officially announced the rumors were true and a new system the Xbox Series S would launch November 10, 2020. The Xbox Series S will launch at the bargain price of $299. However, the Xbox Series S featur.....
Video Game Industry Soars Under Stay-at-Home

Video Game Industry Soars Under Stay-at-Home

DFC Intelligence just released its latest report on the state of the video game industry. The good news is that sales of video games are soaring. Of course, one of the unfortunate causes of this increase is the devastating spread of COVID-19. In the past week major public video companies have reported earnings results that were better than expected. This included Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Zynga and Nintendo. These .....
Nintendo Sales Strong/ Stock Drops

Nintendo Sales Strong/ Stock Drops

Last week Nintendo announced its earnings for the nine months ending 12/31/2019.  As expected Nintendo sales were strong.  However, they were not strong enough to please investors who punished Nintendo stock. DFC Intelligence had forecasted a strong holiday season for the Nintendo Switch and it delivered.  For the second half of 2019, Switch hardware sales were up 31% over 2018.&nb.....
Can Nintendo Switch Pass the 100 Million Unit Mark?

Can Nintendo Switch Pass the 100 Million Unit Mark?

The Nintendo Switch has been a strong success story in 2019.  The September launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite doubles down on the portable element of the system. There is now a serious question about whether the Switch will eventually join the elite group of video game systems that have passed 100 million units in hardware sales. DFC Intelligence has been cautious about forecasting Nintendo sales because every year since 2008, sales have fallen short of estimates.  In 2018, the Nint.....
DFC Intelligence Forecasts Global Video Game Market Spending to Reach $250 Billion in 2023

DFC Intelligence Forecasts Global Video Game Market Spending to Reach $250 Billion in 2023

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Video Game Industry analyst firm DFC Intelligence has issued its latest forecast for the global video game market that increases its overall outlook for the market.  This increase is driven by new console systems and a growing mobile game market. DFC Intelligence estimates that the video game software market is expected to grow from $118 billion in 2018 to about $164 billion in 20.....
Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite the Next Pokemon Go?

Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite the Next Pokemon Go?

On summer solstice, the highly anticipated mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was released for Android and iOS devices.  This game is from Niantic makers of Pokemon Go, one of the highest earning mobile games of all-time.  Considering Harry Potter has a larger fan base than Pokemon will Harry Potter: Wizards Unite be just as big or even bigger? The short answer is no.  While it is still too early to make an ultimate judgment, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is destined to be a much.....